Tappie Puzzles review (iPad)

November 11, 2011

“Jigsaw falling into place
There is nothing to explain”

10 word description: Shape matching puzzles for age 4+. 6 or 12 piece puzzles.

Described as "The monkey one" by my son, who wants to know, "Why did the snake break the bridge?"

10 word review: Varied collection, kept my 4-year old’s attention longer than expected.

The polar bear acknowledges correct puzzle piece placement. This is one of the more fully animated puzzles; others are static images.

You will like this if you enjoy: Doing shape matching puzzles (and you’re around 4 years old).

"Easy peasy" according to my son. Then I swapped it to 12 piece mode and he decided I had to do it because, "It's a bit tricky, dad."

The good news: Plenty of different puzzles. Very good animation (on the ones that are animated). Colourful images.

My son's favourite, which wan't really surprising. He loves it, even in 12-piece mode.

The bad news: The central swipe-to-select menu isn’t very responsive. Tapping one icon (on that menu) often opens one of the adjacent puzzles instead of the desired one, much to the chagrin of an impatient child…

If you're over 4, this might remind you of Tetris

Arcadelife verdict: Pretty good kids’ puzzle app. The animations, for example the polar bear squeezing into his igloo, are of a very high quality. Not exactly Pixar but much better than you might expect in an app like this. It kept my son entertained for longer than I expected and I’ve used some of his comments in the screenshot captions. The unresponsive puzzle selection menu needs to be sorted out, which is why I had to mark this down a bit.

He wasn't too keen on this one - no robots or aliens

Arcadelife rating: 80/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 5.0
iTunes link

Zanymation website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
iPad (OS 5.0)


  1. More reviews from your son please 🙂

  2. It’s interesting written. Nice details review. Important moments for us also. Thanks!

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